Places to eat in Galápagos Islands

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    If you stay on bord of a...

    by dreamkapture Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    If you stay on bord of a cruise ship, each and every one of them will provide you with excuisite cuisine! And if you stay in the Ilsand, there will be many restaurant to offer you great food and great services.
    The Sea food in galapagos is FANTASTIQUE, and ATTENTION NOW..
    There is a list for you:
    Stroll along the main drag, Avenida Charles Darwin, and choose from a variety of open air cafes, restaurants and bars. Seafood and Italian cuisine (especially pizza!) seem to dominate the food scene, however in between you can find sandwiches, empanadas, fruit salads and good coffee.

    The little street veering inland across from the bank has a row of outdoor stalls with tables that serve tasty plates of traditional Ecuadorian food. According to the locals, 'Williams' serves up the most savory dishes. (Hint: Its best to arrive early and be one of the first served, as dishes are merely rinsed in a bucket of cold water and then re-used.)

    All of the establishments listed below are located on the main drag, Avenida Charles Darwin. Most places do not have addresses, so its best to practice your Spanish and ask a local.


    This open air German-run cafe dishes up tasty treats all day. Come in the morning and start your day with Maria's piping hot pancakes and a glass of fresh juice or stop by later for their yummy potato-chicken salad with toasted rolls (USD 3.50), sandwiches (USD 3), garden salad (USD 2) or plate of homemade spaghetti (USD 4). One or two freshly-baked cakes (USD 1) are also available daily to compliment a mug of coffee. Mono-lingual travelers will appreciate the tri-lingual menu which tells you how to say cheese in German, English and Spanish. While you are waiting for your lunch, play a game of chess or checkers or browse the cafe's book exchange and gift shop.

    If you plan to spend the whole day at the beach, no worries --Maria can send you off with a box lunch for USD 4. Capricho is located a couple of minutes west from the entrance to the Charles Darwin Research Station on the main street. Open: around 7 am until 8 pm. Upon request by large groups Capricho will open earlier.

    Limón y Café

    A typical coastal restaurant/bar in an international port, Limón y Café dishes up tasty seafood dishes and appetizers along with great tunes ranging from Bob Marley to REM. As early as 9 am when the Cafe opens, patrons start clamoring for seafood. Ceviche (a lemon-marinated fish cocktail) is the ultimate chuchaki (hang-over) cure in Ecuador. Along with ceviche, they serve other traditional foods from Esmeraldas (comida negra) such as patacones (fried green bananas) and encocados (seafood or chicken in a coconut marinade). After a hearty meal, stay a moment longer and enjoy a tropical cocktail or expresso. Open 9 am - midnight; Monday - Sunday. Accepts VISA, MC, dollars and travelers checks.

    Tambulero's Pub

    Located across from Pelican Bay on the main drag, pint-sized Tambulero's Pub has quickly become one of the coolest after dark spots on the Island. As the day settles into night, the locals (and travelers in the know) climb up Tambulero's stairs to get closer to the equatorial stars and a cool pint of brew. Beto, the manager, proudly reminds imbibers that his beer is ecological. Ecological beer? Well, what he means is
    that every used bottle gets recycled back on the mainland. If ecological beer is beyond your comprehension just order a tequila body shot, sit back and enjoy the tunes on what will undoubtedly be a warm Galapagos night. Rain dancing, by the way, is popular on wet nights. Open: 8 pm to midnight... or later if the party is still pulsing strong.

    Quatro Laternas

    One of Puerto Ayora's most popular restaurants, Quatro Laternas not surprisingly dishes up some of the tastiest Italian food in Ecuador. (Silvana, the owner is an authentic import from Italy). Start your dining experience with a caprese salad, garlic bread and a glass of red wine. And then lean back and consider the entrees: pasta and pizza being the house specialties. Heartier diners will appreciate the chicken and steak options. Open for dinner only.
    The best things, is you know that you are getting something fresh and chimical FREE,

    Favorite Dish: the MEAT is DELICIOUS, for some reason i do not like the meat in main land of Ecuador and in Galapagos i had some fantastique steaks! SURPRISING, it must be the fresh aire that bread the cows!

    The Galapagos Lobster does not have Claws, but is very tasty and big. You might want also try a CEVICHE de CAMARONES mmmmmm that is great.

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    El Kiosco de Wiliam: El Kiosco de Wiliam

    by marcoss Written Aug 25, 2002

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    El local, al igual que el resto de la calle, son como uan especie de kioscos de prensa pero con comida y 5 mesas al lado tapadas con un tendejon ¡¡ no te asustes!!
    No te austes si en tu mesa se sienta un desconocido a cenar a tu lado si hay una silla libre y empieza a conversar contigo, la verguenza y gente fria no existen en Galapagos.

    Favorite Dish: Si pasas por Puerto Ayora no puedes irte sin probarte los ENCOCADOS de wiliam... el precio te va a sorprender, 2 $ con bebida, el encocado es un plato convinado de arroz con salsa y un ingrediente mas a elegir de una lista... camaron (langostinos pelados), pollo, saco o pescado. Todo ellos hecho al puro estilo ecuatoriano.

    Si pasas del arroz con cosas que no sabes loq ue son pide algo de carne a la parrilla esta muy buena y comeras por 1 dolar.

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    by marcoss Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Si os apatece una pizza en las galapagos o algo de pasta este es el sitio, esta bien de precio y la comida es buena, eso si vas muy entrada la noche unos mosquitos super pequeños te daran la lata, pero eso te pasara en muchos sitos; ja ja es el unico restaurante que conozco delmundo donde en todas las mesas podras encontrar locion antimosquitos.

    No se te ocurra pedir la pizza grande a no ser que vayais mas de 8, te lo dice uno que come bastante y la primera vez pidio esa.

    Por ultimo no te sorprendas si ves que la pìzza que te sobre te la envuelven en papel de plata y te la dan para que te la lleves, existe esa costumbre y se agradece de madrugada cuando sales de fiesta y llegas a casa.

    Favorite Dish: Cocina Italiana. Pizzas espectaculares

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    by marcoss Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Precios Europeos, es decir, caro, pero como dije bueno, buen serrvicio y animado, muy centrico.

    La dueña es hija de los primeros colonos de Galapagos de origen Suizo, te puede contar bonitas historias.

    Favorite Dish: Todo lo que veas en la carta, es el restaurante de calidad e imagen del pueblo, si quieres quedar bien o sencillamente ligarte a alguien vete ahí.

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  • All food is served on your...

    by jstrudwick Written Aug 24, 2002

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    All food is served on your boat. The food on the Sullivan was excellent. Fruit, pancakes, eggs, fresh bread and juice for breakfast. Three course lunch - soups, cooked meal (meat/fish, vegetables, rice/potatoes) and desert. Two course dinner - hot meal and desert. If we had meat for lunch, it would be something different for dinner. And then there were the little snacks to welcome us back on board after a walk or snorkel.

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  • I enjoyed the restaurant which...

    by jmoore Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I enjoyed the restaurant which was the program. Breakfast was at the hotel, full lunch was on the boat as it traveled to the day's destination, and dinner was back at the hotel after the day's outing and the minihike from the dock back to the hotel. And I repeat, choose the program/hotel-boating which is what will please you the most and not cause you any major regrets afterwards.
    The Galapagos Islands tourism board will send package information and most major agencies of South America offer several styles of programs to choose from. When planning travel to the islands, the travelor must remember that it is not possible to just attempt to show up out there. As to whether you want to include more of South America, check out the offerings and keep in mind that its a long way to travel and airfair costs alot,so make your decision keeping in mind this fact. Easter Island is the only place with higher airfare down there.

    Favorite Dish: Many items from the menu did not have a specific name because there were many items in the dish, and most of them were ok by me; not everyone agreed, luckily the Delfin II program also offered many sandwich platter items. The instant coffee was the best I have ever experienced and I don't particularliy like instant coffee.

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Galápagos Islands Hotels

  • Finch Bay Eco Hotel

    Barrio Punta Estrada S/N, Puerto Ayora, 00000, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge

    Puerto Villamil, Isabela Galapagos Islands, , Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hostal Casa de Laura

    Before coming to San Cristóbal I had read in my guidebook about Hostal Casa de Laura and it seemed...


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